CPC Director, Professor Jane Falkingham, has been appointed as a member of the new ESRC Council, due to come into effect with the launch of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) on 1 April 2018.
The Board of UK Research and Innovation has confirmed the appointment of 10 people who will form the senior decision-making body of the organisation. As part of the nine Councils of UKRI, the ESRC Council will work with Professor Jennifer Rubin, ESRC Chief Executive and Executive Chair Designate, to deliver the ESRC’s aims and objectives and to support UKRI's overall mission to maintain the UK’s world-leading position in research and innovation. The ESRC Council members will also provide Professor Rubin, and UKRI more widely, with input, intelligence and feedback from their communities and stakeholder groups. The Council will act as critical friends to the UKRI Councils.
Welcoming the appointment, Professor Jane Falkingham said: “I am delighted to have been appointed to the new ESRC Council. It is an exciting time for UK research as we approach the launch of UKRI in 2018, and I am pleased to be able to work with Professor Rubin and the other Council members to support the ESRC and UKRI in driving forward social sciences research.”
To read the full story and for a full listing of Council members, please visit the ESRC website.